In order to help more residents of Raleigh secure safe and affordable housing, the City provides assistance to qualifying individuals with its Homebuyer Program.

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Raleigh Homebuyer Program

Financial Assistance for Homebuyers in North Carolina

In order to help more residents of Raleigh secure safe and affordable housing, the City provides assistance to qualifying individuals with its Homebuyer Program

Available Assistance 
The City of Raleigh North Carolina offers eligible applicants low-interest loans of up to $20,000 to help cover down payments, closing costs, or gaps in financing. The principal balance is reduced on a set schedule and is forgiven if the owner continues to live in the residence for 20 years. Funds from the program can also be combined with other assistance programs. 

Eligibility Requirements 
To be deemed eligible for the Homebuyer Program, the City requires that applicants attend a Homeownership Class where they will earn a certificate that allows participation in the program. Applicants must also fall within the program’s set income limits (shown below). 

Income Limits 
1-person household: $53,600 
2-person household: $61,250 
3-person household: $68,900 
4-person household: $76,550 
5-person household: $82,700 
6-person household: $88,800 
7-person household: $94,950 
8-person household: $101,050 

*Seller-funded down payment programs were eliminated in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, but State and local government agencies are still permitted to help borrowers finance their homes with second mortgages and grants. These agencies set different requirements that a borrower needs to meet in order to qualify for the grant programs, such as property location, and purchase price, and income limits.        


Note: All figures mentioned above were accurate at the time of publication and may no longer be current. Visit the program website for updated information.   

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Down payment assistance programs and/or grants were researched by the team at FHA.com. Please note that all programs listed on this website may involve a second mortgage with payments that are forgiven, deferred, or subsidized in some manner until resale of the mortgaged property.

FHA.com's compilation is not a complete list, but it can serve as a starting point in your search for the down payment assistance program or grant for your situation. It is up to the consumer to contact these entities and find out the specifics of each program.

Down Payment Grants in North Carolina

The homebuyer down payment and closing cost assistance program (DPA) is a source of financial assistance for first-time homebuyers purchasing homes within Greensboro city limits

DreamKey Partners helps to administer the HouseCharlotte Program on behalf of the City of Charlotte.

This program provides stable, fixed-rate mortgage and down payment assistance of up to 5 percent of the loan amount. Repayment of the down payment is not required, unless the property is sold, refinanced, or transferred within 15 years.

In order to help more residents of Raleigh secure safe and affordable housing, the City provides assistance to qualifying individuals with its Homebuyer Program.

The City of Winston-Salem Homebuyer Assistance Program provides financial and technical assistance to first-time homebuyers with incomes less than 80% of the area median income.

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